Pedestrian killed Thursday afternoon in Amite

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AMITE, La. (KLFY) – A Franklinton man was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon in Amite.

State Police responded to the scene just after 1:00 p.m. on Highway 16 near LA 445.

An initial investigation determined that the crash occurred as Marcela Miller, 26, of Hammond, was driving westbound on LA 16 when Raymond Smith, 53, was working with a lawn maintenance crew at a private residence adjacent to LA 16.

Public Information Officer Dustin Dwight says Smith was working on the shoulder of th roadway near the right fog line when he was struck by Miller’s vehicle.

Smith sustained fatal injuries as a result of the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Miller was properly restrained and was uninjured.

The crash remains under investigation and any criminal charges will be forwarded to the Tangipahoa Parish District Attorney’s Office.


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